How a Lawyer Can Help After a Workplace Accident
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A workplace accident claim is built on important details such as where the accident happened, what you were doing at the time, who else was there, and what equipment was involved. Unfortunately, workplace accidents can happen fast, and you may not have the time or the ability to get the details. Before you know it, you’ve been injured and you’re receiving treatment.
A workplace accident attorney can help you investigate your claim, preserve evidence and build the strongest case possible. If you’re injured, details matter, and a lawyer can work quickly to gather the important information you will need to build a solid claim.
When you’re pursuing your claim, a lawyer can also advise you on the laws that protect you and provide for your recovery. Understanding the laws that protect workers can be overwhelming for those outside of the legal field. What laws apply to your situation and what options for recovery do they provide? A lawyer can offer the knowledge and provide the research you need to maximize your claim. Whether it’s pursuing the highest amount from a workers’ compensation claim, or reviewing other options for recovery, a lawyer can help you understand the best path to compensation for your injuries.
If your benefits claim fails or the at-fault party offers a low-ball settlement, an experienced lawyer can walk you through your next steps. This may include appealing the decision or aggressively negotiating for a full and fair settlement to meet your financial needs.
If your claim moves to settlement talks, companies and other organizations may try to get you to settle for less than what you deserve. Workers who are injured are often desperate. Medical costs can pile up. The workers are often hurt, they’re out of work, and they need the money to pay their bills. Perhaps they’re the sole breadwinner of a family and they need resources to support those they love.
Don’t assume that an insurer or an employer will offer a fair or just settlement for your injuries. They’re looking out for their bottom line. You should look out for yours. A lawyer knows how to handle negotiations and fight for the best recovery possible.
A seasoned workplace injury lawyer can advise you and help strengthen your claim. Whether you’re dealing with workers’ compensation, settlement negotiations, or moving toward a lawsuit, an attorney can advocate for you every step of the way.
Our Workplace Accident Lawyers Handle All Types of Claims
Trial lawyers Richard Jaffe and Stephen Cohen and the team of attorneys at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, have more than 100 years of combined experience in personal injury litigation, including workplace accidents. They have recovered maximum compensation for clients in a variety of cases, including:
- Workplace machinery accidents
- Falls from heights
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents
- Construction accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Fires or explosions
- Vehicle accidents while on duty
- Workplace fatalities (wrongful death)
Some people believe that “foreigners” or “illegal aliens” have no rights when they are injured at work. This is simply not true. Undocumented workers, visa workers and green card immigrants have the same standing to sue for personal injury as any U.S. citizen. Cohen & Jaffe has strong ties to the Hispanic community and has represented many undocumented citizens in workplace accident claims. (See immigrant injury rights.)
Our Team Has the Experience to Maximize Compensation
Our dedicated Long Island workplace injury attorneys represent clients in all types of occupations, from building trades, factory workers and truck drivers to health care, law enforcement, and fire and rescue personnel. Attorney Richard Jaffe is himself a licensed EMT (emergency medical technician). His medical training is a key advantage in recovering damages for serious workplace injuries, including back or neck injuries, shoulder or knee injuries, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury.
We take prompt action and work closely with clients to put them in the most favorable legal position. We take photos, obtain accident reports, examine any video footage and talk to witnesses. We consult with experts to inspect machinery or reconstruct accidents. We make sure that our clients are getting proper medical care, including finding doctors who take workplace injury cases.
Our law firm is here to help in every way after a serious workplace injury. Call the law office of Cohen & Jaffe at 1-516-358-6900 for a free consultation with our Long Island work accident lawyers or email us and we will respond immediately.